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Benefits of being an Enterprise client

Many companies annotate datasets to train Computer Vision models with CVAT. To help them do that even more efficiently, we recently introduced paid plans. One of them is an Enterprise plan, and we built it for clients that prefer self-hosted solutions.

In this article, we explain what are the pros and cons of a self-hosted solution, and how you can benefit from using it as an Enterprise client.

Annotate without limits with the self-hosted solution

The self-hosted solution is when you install and run CVAT on your own infrastructure.

With self-hosted CVAT installation, you get:

  • No limits: you can annotate data with no limitations on its usage. Create as many organizations, users, and tasks as you want. 
  • Control and performance: You have full control over the deployment, maintenance, hardware, performance, and updates. The data delivery becomes faster and the outbound network traffic is reduced. 
  • Customization and integration: You can easily integrate it into your existing workflow or establish a new one. You can tweak CVAT to suit your needs and requirements.

Despite the benefits, you should keep in mind that a self-hosted solution also comes with its own drawbacks and challenges:

  • Maintenance: Self-hosting the CVAT requires resources. It demands some technical expertise in server administration, network configuration, and database management from your technical support team and it also requires you to maintain the infrastructure.
  • Upgrades: You will need to install our new releases yourself to keep the tool up to date. In new releases, we introduce new features and security patches.
  • Integration: You’ll need to integrate CVAT with other tools you use yourself.

And that is where the Enterprise plan comes into the spotlight. Essentially, we eliminate all the drawbacks as we will manage the technical aspects for you. We also provide access to our premium features like SSO and LDAP - which are only available for Enterprise clients.

Benefits of being an Enterprise client

The Enterprise subscription is a solution for organizations that want to focus on their day-to-day operations while entrusting the technical details of CVAT management to expert engineers. 

And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the advantages. There are many more perks that you will get as an Enterprise client.  

Let's explore them one by one. 

Premium features. And here we mean better user monitoring and flawless user experience with Single Sign-On (SSO) and LDAP integrations.

Single sign-on (SSO) is a method of accessing multiple applications or services with a single set of credentials, such as a username and password. In many companies, the employees already have corporate accounts. With SSO, they will be able to use the same authorization method in CVAT. Users need to remember just one username-password pair, and it’s easier to manage password policies this way. SSO also saves costs as there is no need to manage multiple user accounts. 

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is widely used to access and maintain directory information over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. You can use it for better user management, as it allows you to store and go through such user information as credentials, emails, and so on. With LDAP, you can keep the user data centralized and therefore consistent. LDAP is very scalable:  it’s used by companies big and small.

We will cover your business needs with features on request. If you need to implement some specific features in CVAT, we encourage you to discuss them with us. Stay tuned, we will give you details about this in our following posts. 

Enterprise support. We provide 24-hour email technical support and live chat support for critical issues. On top of it, you will have access to a dedicated support engineer, who will help you every step of the way.

We will share knowledge and upskill your team. Sometimes, it may be necessary to provide extensive training to the entire team to ensure clarity and understanding.

Security updates for your peace of mind. Our engineers will handle all security updates and provide you with reports. You can be sure that your data is secure.

Overall, CVAT Enterprise is a perfect solution if you are looking to save time and money when annotating data. With no limits on its usage, premium security features, and excellent customer service, your businesses can get the most out of their data annotation process. To subscribe now, please send us a note here.

February 27, 2023
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